BOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 4, 2012
Selectmen Present: Mrs. Silverman, Nancy Carney and Mr. Doerpholz
At 7:00pm, Mrs. Silverman made a motion to convene the meeting, Nancy Carney seconded, the motion passed 3-0.
*** SIGN MANIFESTS: Ms. Carney moved to approve the manifest, the motion was seconded by Brian Doerpholz, the
motion passed 3-0.
7:15 MEET WITH WAYNE KASSOTIS, POLICE CHIEF:
Budget: Mrs. Silverman stated that the board has recommended some cuts to the police proposed budget, we have
changed part time salaries to $44,000, on call $1000 overtime $9000, advertising $100, vehicle
repair $2000, meetings and conferences $600, training $75, which is a reduction of $10,410. Mrs. Silverman
questioned what the amount of $2000 for tires is since he budgeted last year. Chief Kassotis stated that he
purchases tires each year. Chief Kassotis stated that he feels that the budget he presented is needed to run the
department. Mrs. Silverman stated that there was about $20,000 left in his budget this year. Chief Kassotis stated
that he went over in overtime this year, the only way to cut this is to not have coverage on holidays. Brian
Doerpholz stated that the budget committee’s figures are very similar to the Board of Selectmen in the cuts they
made at last weeks meeting.
Chief Kassotis stated that the county is putting together for a grant for a repeater.
Mrs. Silverman stated that she would like to meet with the Chief on January 18th to discuss his list of goals for the
Chief Kassotis stated that the Expedition is at Stan’s for repairs and should be completed by next week.
At 7:20pm Mrs. Silverman made a motion to go into non-public session, Mr. Doerpholz seconded and the motion
passed 3-0. Roll Call vote: Mrs. Silverman – yes, Mr. Doerpholz – yes, Ms-Carney – yes
At 8:00pm, Mrs. Silverman made a motion to leave non-public session and seal the minutes, Mr. Doerpholz
seconded and the motion passed 3-0. Roll Call vote: Mrs. Silverman-yes, Mr. Doerpholz – yes, Ms. Carney - yes
*** RADIO GRANT – COUNTY – APPROVED:
*** ROAD AGENT REQUEST TO CARRY FORWARD VACATION TIME: Mrs. Silverman moved to approve carrying
forward vacation time, the motion was seconded by Brian Doerpholz, the motion passed 3-0.
*** LETTER FROM RESIDENT REGARDING ASSESSMENT: we will write a letter of response.
*** REVISED DRAFT OF MOU WITH VFW AND MEMO TO VFW COMMANDER: The board will review
*** CAG COLLECTION PROGRAM: Ms. Carney stated that they have a form that they sign which indicates if they are
a Fitzwilliam resident or not when they submit the paperwork. We will continue to review the list prior to starting
*** VETERANS WIDOW CREDIT APPLICATION: This applicant does not qualify.
*** THANK YOU LETTER FROM COMMUNITY KITCHEN: reviewed
*** THANK YOU LETTER FROM TROY HELPING HANDS: reviewed
*** AMBULANCE DONATION: Mrs. Silverman moved to accept, the motion was seconded by Brian Doerpholz, the
motion passed 3-0.
*** BAILEY’S JUNKYARD LICENSE RENEWAL: Ms. Carney moved to approve, the motion was seconded by
Brian Doerpholz, the motion passed 3-0
*** UPDATE ON PELKEY ENFORCEMENT : Joe Hoppock and Mark Sweeney met the Pelkey’s attorney at the
property. They are more than 75’ from the water, less than 100 . There is a woodstove in the addition. It is three
sided since it abuts the trailer, therefore it cannot be a stand alone structure.
*** 2012 BUDGET WORK: The board reviewed the budget worksheet
*** MEETING WITH BUDGET COMMITTEE – CHANGE TO 1/19?: The board is going to request they change this
meeting to January 19th.
*** PLANNING BOARD: Ms. Carney stated that there was a question at the public hearing if there are any fines for
commercial buildings. Also there was discussion on the range of value for single family homes without a
permit, should it just be a set figure.
REVIEW: Various Committee Minutes
- DOORS AT PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
There being no further business, at 9:45 pm, Mr. Doerpholz made a motion to adjourn, Mrs. Silverman seconded and the motion passed 3-0.
Susan S. Silverman, Chairman
Board of Selectmen